Languages and Compilers


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

Programming experience and knowledge of imperative and object-oriented programming

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


Students should acquire knowledge about essential principles of programming languages​​, and understand techniques for description and translation of languages ​​in general, including:

  • Abstraction principle, control and data structures, block structure and scope concept, parameter mechanisms and type equivalence
  • Compiling, including lexical, syntactic and static semantic analysis and code generation
  • Run Time settings, including storage allocation and structures to support procedures and functions
  • Concepts and techniques for the description and implementation of object-oriented and function-oriented languages.


  • Be able to explain the relevant techniques and concepts in language design and compiler construction using the terminology and notation for the description and implementation of programming languages
  • Be able to explain how implementation techniques influence language design
  • Be able to reason about concepts and techniques relevant for computer science


be able to describe, analyze and implement programming languages and be able to explain each step and the relationship between the phases of a compiler

Type of instruction

The teaching is organized according to the general teaching methods for the education, cf. chapter 3

Extent and expected workload

It is expected that the student uses 30 hours per ECTS, which for this activity means 150 hours



Name of examLanguages and Compilers
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

Contact: The Study board for Computer Science at or 9940 8854

Facts about the module

Danish titleSprog og oversættere
Module codeDSNCSITK203
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Computer Science
DepartmentDepartment of Computer Science
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design